Noragami Wiki
Advertisement
Overview
Synopsis
Relationships
Cultural References
Image Gallery

Notice spoiler.png
"You wanna dig out my tush-crystal, Yukine?!"
The contents of this article and/or its subpages contain manga spoilers.
Notice cite.png
"It's still just an idea..."
The contents of this article or section are in need of citations.

Ōkuninushi ( (おお) (くに) (ぬし) , Ookuninushi), also known as Daikokuten ( (だい) (こく) (てん) ) is one of the most well-known of the Seven Gods of Fortune. He is the god of nation-building, farming, business, medicine, and matchmaking.

Appearance

Ōkuninushi has the appearance of a middle-aged man with white hair and a tan complexion. He has short, spiky blonde hair and a goatee, as well as a distinct tuft of chest hair that is usually visible through his clothing. Since he is always wearing a pair of aviator sunglasses, his eyes are completely obscured, though they have been shown once and appear very sharp.[citation needed]

Ōkuninushi's casual attire consists of a leather jacket worn over a loose shirt with a deep V-neck and dark pants. He has also worn a much simpler set of traditional clothing, consisting of a jinbei set (a kimono-like shirt and baggy short trousers) and a haori. Two accessories that Ōkuninushi always seems to wear are his sunglasses and a simple good luck charm tied around his neck with a string.

Personality

Ōkuninushi has a bold and caring personality. He's demonstrated that he has great loyalty, trust, and concern for his fellow Gods of Fortune, to the point that he would stand up to Heaven when they are questioned.[1][2] However, at times he is too afraid to act despite believing it the right thing to do.[3]

In the past, he was said to have caused many Near Shore earthquakes, but he currently seems unhappy with causing violence or large-scale destruction.[4]

Skills & Abilities

  • Spider Transformation: Ōkuninushi is capable of transforming into a giant spider.[2] Father refers to this form as "The Terrestrial Spider Oonamuchi" ( (つち) () () オオナムチ, Tsuchigumo Oonamuchi).[4] Oonamuchi is powerful enough that long ago, he was feared by the Heavens and sealed.[2]
    • Earthquakes: As Oonamuchi, he is able to create earthquakes on the Near Shore.[4]

Trivia

Ōkuninushi and Inaba.

  • He has a pet rabbit named Inaba-chan, which references the myth of the Hare of Inaba.
  • In all of his appearances, Ōkuninushi can be seen accompanied by an attendant (presumably a shinki) whose appearance is very similar to how Ōkuninushi himself (as Daikokuten) is depicted in traditional figurines and charms.[citation needed]

References

  1. Chapter 29: The Affairs of Three Realms (Vol 8)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Chapter 33: Wielder of an Iron Will (Vol 9)
  3. Chapter 91: The Right Thing (Vol 23)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Chapter 96: Call My Name (Vol 25)
Advertisement